The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Josh Clark

The Rule of Law Enforcement On The Intercept, Barrett Brown writes about his continuing time in prison, including a recent move to a new facility, as well as a review of a book on the mafia by a New York Times writer.

American Psycho Author Bret Easton Ellis Tells Us Where Patrick Bateman Would Be Today In Town and Country, Bret Easton Ellis considers where his famous protagonist would fit into American society these days.

The Haunted Twilight of Richard Simmons In the New York Daily News, Andy Martino writes about concern among some of the fitness guru's former friends about whether he is being manipulated by his family and housekeeper.

The Devil at 37,000 Feet In a 2008 article in Vanity Fair, William Langschwiesche writes about an astoundingly accurate mid-air collision that resulted in a total loss of life aboard a 737 over the Amazon.

Armageddon In a 199 article on the Criterion Collection's Current site, Jeanine Basinger writes an essay in defense and high praise of Michael Bay and his sci-fi disaster flick.

The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice. On Smithsonian, Jeff Maysh writes about Count Victor Lustig, a gentleman con artist in the early 20th century.

The Last Lifestyle Magazine On Racked, Kyle Chayka writes about the cult magazine Kinfolk, which, after determining the popular aesthetic for much of the last 10 years, is now waning in influence after having been co-opted.

The FBI's Covert Program to Destroy the Black Panther Party On Assata Shakur's site, Paul Wolf analyzes FBI documents from the late 60s and early 70s that chronicle the agency's dirty tricks to undermine and break up the Black Panthers.